Police have launched a probe after bodies of two men were discovered in an abandoned car in Ruiru, Kiambu County.
According to the officers who visited the scene, the bodies, found in the backseat of the vehicle, had gunshot wounds on the chest and head.
According to Ruiru Head of Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Justus Ombati, preliminary investigations indicate the two middle-aged men were killed elsewhere and the bodies dumped in the area.
The two, the police boss said, were shot at close range.
“The killings happened elsewhere and bodies were dumped there in the car. We are pursuing the issue,” he said.
Kahawa Tungu has established that the two bodies were discovered by security guards at a private firm in Ruiru in the wee hours of Wednesday morning.
The guards told the police that they got curious after spotting a Toyota Probox car abandoned in the area.
Police established that the car had eight bullet holes. Its number plate had been removed.
On further search, the plate bearing registration number KCX 385D was found in the boot of the vehicle.
Police also found assorted documents of a cosmetic firm in the boot.
The bodies of the deceased were moved to City Mortuary pending identification and autopsy.
The motive of the killing remains unknown.
The incident comes amid concerns over a surge in murder cases in the country.
Last month, at least 27 bodies were reported to have been retrieved from River Yala.
So far, 11 bodies have been identified. Of this, four were from the local community. It has also been established that some of the victims were ex-police officers and young men with criminal records.